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UKIP councillor arrested and cautioned for assaulting London activist

David Braniff-Herbert's Twitter feed. Image:@the_dbh

David Braniff-Herbert’s Twitter feed. Image:@the_dbh

Tom Andrews, a member of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has been arrested and cautioned after assaulting Hope Not Hate campaigner David Braniff-Herbert.

Mr Braniff-Herbert says that the UKIP councillor and a colleague began taking photos of him as he was distributing leaflets outside Drill House.

Hope Not Hate campaigners had hired out Drill Hall in Great Yarmouth. image: www.drillhalls.org

Hope Not Hate campaigners had hired out Drill Hall in Great Yarmouth. image: http://www.drillhalls.org

Norfolk Police issued a statement saying:

Police investigating an assault in Great Yarmouth have cautioned a man.

Officers were called at around 11.25am this morning (Saturday 18 April) to reports that a man had been assaulted at the Drill Hall in Artillery Square.

A 72-year-old man from the Caister-On-Sea area was arrested in connection with the incident and has since been released with a caution for a minor assault.

Video of the incident published by the Daily Telegraph.

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